Substance Use Disorders
In 2015, approximately 27.1 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in the past year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)*. For individuals suffering from substance use disorders—and those poised on the edge of addiction—making it through each day of recovery can be a daunting challenge.
Magellan's evidence-based approach to addressing substance use disorders is built on principles of recovery and involves early assessment, the integration of substance use and behavioral services, innovative technology and community support systems.
Substance use can significantly impact successful outcomes as you treat medical disorders. If you believe your patient has a problem with substance abuse, we strongly urge you to coordinate medical care with behavioral health treatment. The tools below provide healthcare professionals additional resources to help determine the appropriate treatment for patients with substance use disorders.
*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
- Magellan's Integrated Substance Use Solutions Webpage
- Medication-Assisted Treatment Paves Road to Recovery
- Substance Use Disorders Clinical Practice Guideline
- Substance Use Disorders Identification Tip Sheet
- Ambulatory Detoxification Clinical Monograph
- Substance Use Screening Tools: CAGE and CAGE-AID
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